This week at Mawson

  • A creche of Emperor chicks stand around with two adult penguins

    13 October 2017

    This week we celebrated two birthdays on station and watched the emperor chicks go through a growth spurt at Auster rookery.

  • Three Weddell seals lay on the sea ice in front of towering icebergs.

    6 October 2017

    This week we ventured onto frozen islands to take in the view and to spy on giant petrels; and we spend a day in the life of a Mawson plumber.

  • Three emperor penguin chicks stand in a row.

    29 September 2017

    This week a mysterious monolithic structure landed; and a team took a trip out to Macey to repair a melon and to check on the emperor chicks.

  • Two men stand near the wing of the wrecked aircraft

    22 September 2017

    This week we confronted two big risks in Antarctica – the threat of fire; and a glacier with many hazards.

  • Light swirls appear across a snowy landscape

    15 September 2017

    This week we feature photography that will amaze; and learn more about when to put the bins out at Mawson.

  • An adult penguin's beak reaches down to a chick on its feet.

    8 September 2017

    We are delighted that Spring has sprung at Mawson - growing chicks and growing snow!

  • Bands of green above a red truck.

    1 September 2017

    The natural environment has delighted us at Mawson this week with emperor penguin chicks and amazing night skies…

  • Five emperor penguins stand in front of an iceberg.

    25 August 2017

    This week we celebrated being Antarctic darts champions, practiced our search and rescue skills and play spot the emperor penguin chick!

  • Two men stand next to a trailer on the sea ice in front of a mountain range

    18 August 2017

    This week a caravan finds a new (temporary) home on the plateau and the cane line crew help us to navigate our way...

  • 11 August 2017

    This week we are learn about the machine that reigns supreme in Antarctica; and where every precious drop of our fresh water supply comes from…

  • An emperor penguin stands in front of a jade coloured ice berg

    4 August 2017

    This week at Mawson a plumber learnt to be patient; and out in the field expeditioners stood in awe of green coloured bergs.

  • A group of emperor penguins in front of an iceberg.

    28 July 2017

    This week we found the elusive emperor penguins at Auster rookery - finally! and we share some of the ways we relax at Mawson.

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